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Kathryn Barcroft, Esq.

Partner, Chair Private Sector Employment Division

Kathryn Barcroft’s law practice focuses on employment law in the #MeToo era of employment litigation. Ms. Barcroft represents clients in the following practice areas: Employee Hiring, Firing, & Discipline; Workplace Training; Separation Agreements, Non-Compete & Trade Secrets; Paid Family Leave; Private Sector Employment Disputes; and Sexual Harassment Training. She represents clients in a wide range of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination and retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and breach of employment contracts. Kathryn regularly represents executives in connection with the negotiation and drafting of separation agreements and negotiates favorable settlements in favor of her clients. Her expertise also focuses on litigation avoidance for companies including trainings, manuals, offer and exit agreements and Performance Improvement Plans for employees. Her extensive experience has resulted in the settlement of numerous cases through direct negotiation and mediation. Kathryn has authored various articles for the New York Law Journal including A Global Pandemic Creates a Call to Action as Non-Compete Agreements in New York Impact the Most Vulnerable, which was published on April 16, 2020, and Hostile Work Environment: Is NYC’s Standard the Path Forward in the Era of #MeToo?, which was published on April 11, 2019. Her other legal articles involving various employment issues include Has the Law Evolved Enough To Combat Pervasive Age Discrimination? (New York Law Journal September 11, 2019), Courts May Be Shifting Outlook on Gender Bias Claims (Law 360 March 21, 2019), The office love affair moves from taboo to heightened concern for employers in Me Too movement (Spotlight News February 13, 2019), The Latest On State And Federal Paid Family Leave Programs (Law 360 November 2018); New York, New York! Taking the Lead to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (New York Law Journal October 17, 2018); Where There's Smoke: N.Y. Companies Should Re-Examine Marijuana Policies (New York Law Journal February 27, 2017); Legal Commentator, Department of Labor's Final Overtime Exemption Law (Law 360 May 18, 2016); Changes are the Way for Employee Overtime Classifications (Inside Counsel May 4, 2016);Legal Commentator, Supreme Court's decision - EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc. (Law 360 June 1, 2015); The EEOC Hears Concerns About Social Media and Hiring (New York Law Journal March 9, 2015); Supreme Court Addresses Employer Responsibilities to Pregnant Workers (New York Law Journal and Outside Counsel January 13, 2015); The Revolving Door: An Analysis of Post-Government Employment Restrictions for Foreign Representation (University of Virginia Journal of Law & Politics April 1, 1998).

She has also appeared as a television commentator on various New York programs including Capital Tonight, Empire State Weekly and local ABC, CBS, NBC outlets, Spectrum News, and Fox News 5 concerning the new sexual harassment guidelines and the church abuse scandals. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association — Labor and Employment Law Section, Workplace Rights and Responsibilities Committee. Her prior committee memberships include the New York City Bar Association Committee on Sex and the Law and the New York City Bar Association Committee on Domestic Violence. She has presented at the New York State Bar Association Presidential Summit and the Westchester and Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel on #MeToo and sexual harassment legal issues. She also presented to NYC producers and managers concerning Theatre Company Responsibilities concerning Sexual Harassment Prevention for the Alliance of Resident Theaters New York.

Ms. Barcroft is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and has over two decades of experience in private practice in New York. She currently practices at the Solomon Law Firm PLLC with offices in New York and Washington, DC.

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